MOSES LAKE – Washington State Patrol troopers responded to two rollover wrecks on the same stretch of Interstate 90 near Moses Lake within two miles and six minutes of each other.
Joseph M. Sety, 42, of Spokane Valley, was the first to crash his vehicle when he lost control on the icy highway at 7:59 a.m. Saturday, troopers said.
Sety was driving a 2001 GMC Savana van westbound about eight miles west of Moses Lake when his van slid off the road and rolled several times, landing on its wheels 50 feet away.
Sety was reported injured and taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
Troopers listed speeding as the cause of his crash.
Several minutes later, Ashley N. Mesa, 27, of Chattaroy, also was driving westbound on the highway and drove off the road about 10 miles west of Moses Lake, troopers said.
Mesa’s 1998 Dodge Durango bounced off a cable barrier on the left side of the interstate and ricocheted back across the highway before rolling into a dirt embankment on the right, troopers said.
Mesa and passenger Chadrick D. Geiger, 34, of Chattaroy, were taken to Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake. Three children passengers were not injured, troopers said.
The cause of the second crash is under investigation.